Is there a proper way to clean a chicken how do chicken take baths?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ItalianoChicken, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. ItalianoChicken

    ItalianoChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    This might be a funny question but my girls are looking like they need a bath the have some specks of dark in their feather sand they white chickens how do i get them clean... do they clean themselves is there something i need to put out for them. Do i try to take them in and give them a shower? I know i wish i knew more any help? lol
    thanks the poor
    ItalianoChicken
     
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    Most people showing birds myself included
    Will wash birds befour a show.
    I was my hens in the sink
    First in luke warm water with washing up liquid
    You rub the water in the direction of the feathers
    So you don't break feathers by rubbing the wrong way.
    Then I put them into the other side of the sink
    In just plain luke warm water and wash off the suds
    Then you dab the hen with a towel and then
    Dry them with a hair dryer.
    You can also wash them in basins
    But I was them in my sink because it is split in half
    Goodluck
     
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  3. Grub Digger

    Grub Digger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens dust bath. It's normal for them to dig a big hole and wallow around getting dirt under their feathers. It's how they manage insects. You could take them inside and bathe them, but they'll probably go right back outside and get dirty all over again. [​IMG] If they feel they've gotten too dirty, they'll preen themselves. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. ItalianoChicken

    ItalianoChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I was just wandering how they would deal with bathing!!! Great information!
     
  5. ItalianoChicken

    ItalianoChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the information. :)
     
  6. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem
    Goodluck with it.
     

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